• Full Time
  • Miami, FL
  • non-tenured FIU faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications, experience, and reflect regional norms for academic law libraries. USD / Year

Website Florida International University

Location Name: Florida International University Law Library
County: Miami-Dade
Region: Southwest Florida
Address: 11200 SW 8th Street RDB 1080
City: MiamiZipcode: 33199
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

Florida International University College of Law Library (Law Library) seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to join our team as the Digital Collections and Scholarly Services Law Librarian.

As a member of the Digital Initiatives department, the Digital Collections and Scholarly Services Law Librarian is responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s digital collections, electronic resources, access, and authentication, and providing research and reference services to the FIU Law community. Responsibilities include creating and maintaining the scholarly output of the FIU College of Law by overseeing the Law Library’s digital collections, disseminating, and promoting those collections through different platforms, and administering the Law Library SSRN, perma.cc, HeinOnline, and other content management systems. Duties also include monitoring and reporting the output and impact of the Law Library digital collections, by developing and implementing strategies that will maximize discoverability and scholarly impact. The Digital Collections and Scholarly Services Law Librarian is also responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s electronic resources, by developing and maintaining the A-Z List and integrations with library systems. Additionally, duties include ensuring seamless access and authentication to electronic resources via Open Athens or other authentication protocols.

The Digital Collections and Scholarly Services Law Librarian works closely with faculty, journal editors, and other members of the FIU community to develop and enhance FIU and Law Library Digital Collections. Specific responsibilities include curating, preparing, and posting content to the Law Library and FIU repositories, tracking faculty scholarship, coordinating cross-platform scholarly identity, and securing, as needed, copyright permissions. This law librarian provides training and support the use of scholarly impact and management tools such as Perma.cc, ORCID, Google Scholar, HeinOnline Author Profiles, FIU Discovery/Vivo, bepress Digital Commons, and other digital collections management systems. This law librarian is also responsible for developing digital resources, evaluating digital collection usage, and maintaining vendor relationships.

The Digital Collections and Scholarly Services Librarian is a member of the Law Library’s Library Services team, providing research and reference services to members of the College of Law, University, and other patrons of the Law Library. Reference librarian duties include participating in scheduled reference desk rotation, creating and maintaining guides and FAQ using the LibApps platform, teaching legal research as part of the Law Library’s Instructional curriculum, and providing, as relevant, specialized research and lectures. As a member of a forward-thinking library valued for its responsive and evolving services, the successful candidate will have practical librarianship experience, with a strong foundation in digital collection oversight and services, and dedication to innovation in provision of law library services.



JD from an ABA accredited institution, or foreign equivalent. Candidates in pursuit of a terminal degree in the practice of law will be considered.
MLIS from an ALA accredited institution. Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent degree) from an ALA-accredited library or information science school.
Relevant experience in at least two of the following practice areas: digital and/or electronic resources management, library management systems, digital collection curation and initiatives, digitization and archive protocols, and/or metadata management.
Familiarity with the types of digital collections/resources typically found in an academic research library.
Experience with metadata creation.
Experience with access and discoverability of digital resources.
Experience with digital collections and electronic resource management platforms and tools, such as web page creation and LibApps systems.
Demonstrated ability to create digital library resources, such as research and resource guides, through web pages, LibApps, video, graphics, and other formats.
Knowledge of online legal research databases and tools, including Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw.
Demonstrated ability to instruct in a variety of formats and modes, leveraging modern pedagogical techniques, including distance online synchronous or asynchronous, hybrid or blended, and face-to-face instructional modes.
Ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
Strong customer service orientation.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to excel both independently and as a responsible team member in a collaborative and efficient work environment.
Ability to work effectively with broad populations including faculty, students, researchers, and the general public.
Experience with community engagement and outreach.
Excellent oral, organizational, and written communication skills.
Excellent time management skills; understanding of hierarchy of needs and ability to manage expectations and priorities.
Evidence of project planning and management skills.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Desired Qualifications
Experience in an academic, law firm, or government law library.
Experience providing reference and instructional services in a law library setting.
Knowledge of technical, policy, and copyright issues related to institutional open access repositories and promotion of scholarly publications.
Experience working with digital image software.
Proficiency with web design and familiarity with web standards and usability practices.
Knowledge of bepress Digital Commons.
Knowledge of Scholastica academic journal publishing software.
Experience with outreach and/or institutional social media engagement.
Demonstrated project management skills and/or formal training in project management, workflow optimization, or continuous quality improvement.
Experience with collaborative library content management systems, web content management systems, and understanding of content and data management workflows.
Knowledge of non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schemas utilized in providing research and scholarship support services in a digital library environment.
Working group or committee experience in integrated library systems.
Experience in graphic design for library resources, services and/or outreach.
Foreign language fluency.

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Ernesto Rodriguez
Contact Email: eferodri@fiu.edu
Contact Phone: 305-348-3303
How to Apply / Instructions:

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.